48 months
17712 USD/year
17712 USD/year
7055 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Roll up your sleeves and step into the natural laboratories of the Rocky Mountains and desert Southwest. With Fort Lewis College's Geology program, you’ll learn to interpret the origins of materials, explore the effects of tapping natural resources, and study Earth processes integral to the political, economic, and social decisions of the future.


Whether you're interested in volcanoes, mining, petroleum, or the ways that water carves its routes through the earth, your Geology major from Fort Lewis College  opens up opportunities.


Imagine a career as a: 

  • Mining geologist
  • Petroleum geologist
  • Groundwater hydrologist
  • Engineering geologist
  • Environmental geologist
  • Volcanologist
  • Paleontologist

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Computer Mapping and GIS 
  • Earth and the Environment 
  • Earth Systems Science 
  • Historical Geology 
  • Geologic Field Methods 
  • Mineralogy
  • Petrology 
  • Geomorphology 
  • Structural Geology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Timely submission of the application.
  • Official transcripts from the institution that awarded your secondary school certificate/high school diploma. Transcripts must be certified and translated to English. Course-by-course transcript evaluations must be completed by a NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) member.
  • Official ACT or SAT scores are required only if you’re graduating from a U.S. high school or if you are an NCAA athlete. Note: Students without ACT/SAT scores will be required to take the Accuplacer exam upon arrival for placement purposes.
  • Official English proficiency test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo). 
  • Declaration & Certification of Finances.
  • $40 (USD) application fee.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17712 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    17712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17712 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7055 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7055 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Durango

950 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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